In Your Corner! President’s Report September 2015

In Your Corner!   PRESIDENTS REPORT: September 2015

First off, I would like to welcome everyone back after what was hopefully an enjoyable summer! Now that we are all fully refreshed and recharged, it is time to put in another academic year. The first few weeks always seem so busy! By now you are probably well underway with lesson planning, teaching classes and preparing for the first round of testing and evaluations. Let the learning begin…

We are also starting to see the signs of autumn occurring, cooler temperatures and the colour of the leaves changing to beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow. The summer harvests are being collected and plenty of great vegetables are available at the many local stands and farmer markets. It is time to start planning our Thanksgiving dinner and the gathering family and friends. It is my favourite time of year.

The Federal Elections are only a few weeks away now as well, and I would like to call upon all our members to take the time to get informed on the facts, and regardless of who you support, get out and vote. Have your say and don’t rely on others to make such an important decision for you. It is your future!
Once again I would like to remind the membership that your Local Executive Committee is here for you. Please feel free to contact your local stewards or drop by the Union office if you any questions or concerns, big or small, at any time. I look forward to hearing from you. We are “In Your Corner”!

So, on behalf of myself and your LEC, welcome back and have an enjoyable fall term…
Tony Poirier
OPSEU Local 354 / President